On Monday in the Rose Garden, President Trump called on My Pillow owner Mike Lindell to say a few words. Lindell has committed his factory to manufacturing 50,000 medical grade face masks per day to help keep doctors, nurses, and American citizens safe during the coronavirus pandemic.
After he made his announcement, Lindell asked to make his own statement, and said:
"God gave us grace on November 8, 2016 to change the course we were on. God had been taken out of our schools and lives. A nation had turned its back on God. I encourage you to use this time at home to get back in the Word, read our Bibles," Lindell said in the very brief time he had at the podium.
The mockery, however, came fast and furious. Instead of being glad to hear that the private sector is stepping up, and that this uniquely positioned business, that already markets straight to consumer and works with the very fabrics, 100 percent cotton, that are required for facemask production, leftists lost their minds.
Some on the left are decrying the partnerships between the public and private sector, saying that this new measure of cooperation will be used once the pandemic has passed for the conservative led government to further disparriage the kinds of socialised projects that the left would like to see flourish in the health care sector.
And of course, the left is opposed to any discussion of God or religion, which Lindell advocates for unashamedly. It is, in fact, his belief in a higher power, and the message of the Judeo-Christian tradition, that gives Lindell the impetus to discover where he and his enterprise can do the most good for the nation and humanity at large.
“I did not know that he was going to do that but he is a friend of mine and I appreciate it,” Trump said, as Lindell left the podium.
Lindell's biggest crime in the eyes of the frothing elites was that he delivered a message to “read our Bibles and spend time with our families.” In recent days, we’ve seen bluecheck-approved think pieces like “The Religious Right’s Hostility to Science Is Crippling Our Coronavirus Response” and “The coronavirus crisis shows it's time to abolish the family.”
While CNN, The New York Times, and MSNBC pundits sing the praises of rudderless and defamatory columns like these, they eviscerate a hardworking businessman for simply expressing his faith while dedicating his company to helping the country. Doesn’t that just say it all?
While the establishment virtue signals and called religious people dangerous, backward and anti-science, Christian activists are building a hospital in Central Park to help manage the coronavirus overflow. Meanwhile, the World Health Organization is refusing scientific data from Taiwan, advocating against travel bans from infected areas, and telling us all NOT to wear masks to protect ourselves. It makes you wonder who the dangerous zealots really are.
Establishment media folks hate people of faith. You get the sense that they would rather see the president fail in combating the deadly coronavirus outbreak just so they can say: "Where's your messiah now, Republicans?"
There are Americans who are so anxious to get rid of Trump that they would rather see his efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus fail just so that Americans will eject him from office. They would rather watch the country crumble, the economy tank, than have Trump and his administration succeed in getting the nation back on its feet. Whether Trump sends medical supplies overseas to help other countries, or hoards them for the US, he is bashed and belittled for his failures.
The truth of the matter is, Lindell, a former crack addict who found God, worked hard, made millions pursuing the American dream, and has done more for Americans in this time of crisis than all of the bluecheck verified CNN, MSNBC, late night people have combined.
Establishment journalists and the media elite love to pat themselves on the back for being on the “frontline” of this pandemic, but the truth is all they ever seem to do is sit back on Twitter and make snobby comments about people they deem inferior. While they mock and deride the My Pillow guy for their own smug satisfaction, let’s raise our voices higher and thank him for helping out when America needs all the help she can get.